Lombok International Airport Facts
Lombok International Airport is a new airport on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. It is the island's only fully operational airport. The completion of the airport project and necessary complementary infrastructure such as a highway connecting to the city of Mataram delayed inauguration of the new airport several times.At the close of 2010 the facility had still not been issued the required operational certifications and tensions persisted with local landowners. In early January 2011 the project was thought to be suffering from an estimated US$12 million deficit in the funding required for project completion.
In August 2011 the operational and technical director of state-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura-I, Haryoso Catur Prayitno suggested that the airport will be fully operational on 1 October 2011 after airport simulations which were planned to be conducted on 5–8 September 2011. Such announcements were made several times in the years immediately preceding the airport opening, only for the proposed date to pass with work still incomplete and the facility unable to open.
The airport will accommodate widebody high capacity Airbus 330, Boeing 767 airliners as well as smaller aircraft such as Boeing 737 and Airbus 319–320 aircraft already serving Lombok.